DMCH Pediatric Unit

A project to alleviate the suffering of children

In 1999, the TV program ABC 20/20 featured a report on the acid burn victims of Bangladesh. Majority of them were women who were deliberately victimized by barbarous individuals. Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), being the central referral hospital, received those patients. But at that time the Burn Unit of DMCH was not sufficiently equipped to handle the special needs of burn victims. There were only 8 beds for such patients in the whole country! Moved by this, few kind-hearted individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area started this project with SpaandanB to help the distressed people. Along with support to burn victims, SpaandanB also sponsored the first five Cleft-Lip Operation Camp run by DMCH Burn Unit in collaboration with DMCH Department of Anesthesiology.

A field report from Rishin

I was never a fan of hospitals. The narrow hallways, the medicinal smell, the knowledge that behind each door there was likely to be another sickly or dying person. When I got involved with the Dhaka Medical College Burn and Pediactric Units, I knew I was going to have …

Project Details

Each year, many children get admitted into the Pediatric Surgery Unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) for various congenital anomalies. Simple surgery can save these children from years of suffering and can rekindle the hope for a normal life. Unfortunately, due to the socio-economic situations, parents of these children are unable to afford the cost for even simple dressing or suture materials.

SpaandanB, while running its project with DMCH Burn Unit, came to know about the destitute plight of these little patients. With the support from generous donors, SpaandanB started to co-sponsor the Pediatric Unit. The main objectives of this project are to:

  • To help financially distressed children with congenital anomalies by covering the expenses for surgical materials.
  • To help improve the infrastructure of DMCH Pediatric Unit in limited scope.

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Summary

Running since 2004, this project has been providing monetary support to disadvantaged pediatric patients admitted in Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

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SpaandanB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All U.S. donations are tax deductible and qualifies for company matching in most cases.